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NCCP Coaching Certification

NCCP Coaching Certification

Coaching certification is achieved through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

The first NCCP level is the Initiation Coach level. To achieve this level you must register for and complete the NCCP Online Component followed by attending an NCCP Initiation Coach Clinic.

The second NCCP level is the Regional Coach level. To achieve this level you must first achieve the Initition Coach level, and then attend and complete a further three NCCP clinics (Teaching and Learning Clinic, Skills Analysis Clinic, Planning Clinic).

The third NCCP level is the Provincial Coach level. To achieve this level you must first achieve the Regional Coach level, and then attend and complete a further two NCCP clinics (Pitching & Catching Clinic, Strategies Clinic).

For more information on the NCCP Program please see the NCCP Model - Baseball FAQ web site.

To search and register for NCCP clinics please go to the Baseball BC NCCP Clinics web site.

Our goal is to get as many of our coaches certified (are at least started down the NCCP path) as we can, and as such CMBA will reimburse 100% of the cost (of any clinics, modules, portfolios, or other items required as part of the NCCP training process) for any coach who will be coaching in Cloverdale, by sending proof of completion along with your receipt to the treasurer.

NOTE: CMBA will not reimburse the cost of other coaching clinics or seminars, unless they are hosted by CMBA, or otherwise advertised as free for our coaches to attend.

For the Summer All-Star program, Coaches must have the following requirements:

  • Mosquito A, AA, AAA – One coach to have Initiation Coach Trained status. All other coaches must be Initiation in Training status.
  • Pee Wee A - One coach to have Regional Coach Trained status. All other coaches must be Initiation Coach Trained status.
  • Pee Wee AA - One coach to have Regional Coach Certified status. All other coaches must be Regional Coach Trained status.
  • Pee Wee AAA - One coach to have Regional Coach Certified status. All other coaches must be Regional Coach Trained status.
  • Bantam A - One coach to have Regional Coach Trained status. All other coaches must be Initiation Coach Trained status.
  • Bantam AA - One coach to have Regional Coach Certified status. All other coaches must be Regional Coach Trained status.
  • Bantam AAA - One coach to have Provincial Coach Certified status. All other coaches must be Provincial Coach Trained status.
  • Midget AA – One coach to have Regional Coach Certified status. All other coaches must be Regional Coach Trained status.
  • Midget AAA – One coach to have Provincial Coach Certified status. All other coaches must be Provincial Coach Trained status.

IMPORTANT: After registering for and completing the online component, you should be given your NCCP number. It is important for you to have record of your NCCP number as it is required to coach at higher levels. At any time you can check your certification levels by viewing your transcript at: Check NCCP Certification. If you have taken certification clinics and they do not show up on your transcript after a reasonable amount of time, it is important to follow up to get that resolved.

NCCP Renewal of Coach "Certified" Status

Baseball Canada, in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada, have now instituted a requirement that coaches who have an NCCP "Certified" status renew that status every three years.

This process applies to coaches whose NCCP status is Provincial Certified or Regional Certified, and those coaches who had a status of Level 2 Certified or Level 1 Certified in the old NCCP and who completed the Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation prior to the June 30, 2009 deadline. This process DOES NOT apply to coaches who have an "IN TRAINING" status, such as Initiation Coach, Regional Trained, or Provincial Trained.

You can check your NCCP status by accessing your online transcript at https://thelocker.coach.ca/access/account/public, or by logging into your account at http://nccp.baseball.ca/ and switching to the Status tab.

To renew your certified status, you must accumulate 12 Professional Development points during the three year period prior to your certified status expiration date.  Points can be accumulated by coaching (1 point per year), attending the annual coaching conference (3 points per year), or attending an NCCP clinic (5 points per module). There is also the provision for self-directing training activities (maximum 3 points over the 3 year period), but there is no clear information yet as to what qualifies or how to obtain the points for these.

Any coach who fails to accumulate the necessary points will need to undergo an "on field evaluation" to retain their certification; otherwise they will essentially lose the "certified" status and will revert to "trained" status, and will have to undergo the evaluation to regain the certified status.

To obtain your Professional Development points, you need to have an account on http://nccp.baseball.ca/. If your status is Provincial Certified or Regional Certified, you should already have an account which you needed to do the online component when your first started your NCCP training. If you were grandfathered from the old NCCP Level 1 Certified or Level 2 Certified, you may need to register for an account, but when doing so you need to make sure you check the "Have you already completed your Level 1 Technical in the old NCCP and wish to register with nccp.baseball.ca?" check box, which will skip having to pay for the registration and will instead notify Baseball BC who will confirm your certification and enable your new account.

Now you can log into your account at http://nccp.baseball.ca/, switching to the Status tab, and expanding the Professional Development section at the bottom of the page.  Here you can click on "notify Province of completion" in the Active Coaching section to claim your point for coaching during a season, or to select a "Non NCCP (National) Clinic" to claim the 3 points for attending the BC Minor Coaching Conference.

Until they iron out the wrinkles in this process, Baseball BC may have to manually intervene in the process to ensure points get properly assigned, so for any questions or problems please contact davidlaing@baseball.bc.ca.

Please note that coaches can also claim points for coaching or attending the conference in 2013, even though the initial certification period is valid through 2016 (so you essentially have 4 years to accumulate the first 12 points you need).

For more information please see the articles below:

Policy on Renewal of Certification and Professional Development

Maintenance of Certification